FALL GARDEN

Beautiful carpet of colorful greens

Lovely red lettuces

Beans.  Yes still beans!

Climbing lima beans

Forest of “fall” tomatoes

RAIN

The rainy season has started off with a good drenching.  Last night the first major storm blew in dropping over 2 1/2 inches here at the urban homestead.  What a blessing!

TALLY HO

Last month’s harvest weighed in over 400 lbs for a total of 4,752lbs.  Though we are far from reached our ambitious goal of 10k this year, it will be just enough to get our annual norm of 6k given how bad the year was in terms of weather and bugs.

IN THE GARDEN

During the fall and winter months it’s time for us to do a bit of maintenance in the garden.  This week time was spent fixing raised beds, pathways and examining spots that didn’t grow as well as we expected.

November is month set for major garden projects here on the urban homestead. A time when we gear up for the next major planting season in spring.  Back in 2005 we singlehandedly took out the 30′ x 30’f t concrete slab

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Comments(14)

  1. risa b says:

    Oh, lovely!

    We’re far north of you, so our garden is mostly asleep. But there’s a lot going on, more than in any previous year.

    Your family is an inspiration as we branch out into new ideas.

  2. risa b says:

    Oh, lovely!

    We’re far north of you, so our garden is mostly asleep. But there’s a lot going on, more than in any previous year.

    Your family is an inspiration as we branch out into new ideas.

  3. Stacy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever waited as impatiently for rain as I did yesterday… when it finally started coming down around dinnertime I was nigh giddy!

  4. Stacy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever waited as impatiently for rain as I did yesterday… when it finally started coming down around dinnertime I was nigh giddy!

  5. Alissa says:

    Wonderful fall garden shots! I am interested in the volume of seed you use especially for your cut and come again salads. It is hard to source in bulk here in the UK for home gardeners. Also do you have problems with crops shading out others/do you ever get stuck in not being able to rotate because of small spaces?

  6. Alissa says:

    Wonderful fall garden shots! I am interested in the volume of seed you use especially for your cut and come again salads. It is hard to source in bulk here in the UK for home gardeners. Also do you have problems with crops shading out others/do you ever get stuck in not being able to rotate because of small spaces?

  7. Stephany says:

    I am very envious of the length of your growing season. October is the month for those sorts of projects around here and we built a raised bed for greens and a different compost container (old one was a bit small). The only project we have left is to make some nesting boxes for the bunnies and to make sure they are winter proof.

  8. Stephany says:

    I am very envious of the length of your growing season. October is the month for those sorts of projects around here and we built a raised bed for greens and a different compost container (old one was a bit small). The only project we have left is to make some nesting boxes for the bunnies and to make sure they are winter proof.

  9. Susy says:

    Looking good you guys!

    Sadly my gardens are covered with a blanket of snow.

  10. Susy says:

    Looking good you guys!

    Sadly my gardens are covered with a blanket of snow.

  11. jengod says:

    We’re much closer to the coast (no pretty mountains to catch our clouds) so we got less rain, but it was a respectable 3/4-inch just the same. The rain barrel (formerly “the green bin” which I no longer need because I use all our greenwaste for compost or mulch) is full of rainwater, as our several five gallon buckets and other containers.

    Anyway, absolutely lovely, as always. I could look at photos of your garden every single day.

  12. jengod says:

    We’re much closer to the coast (no pretty mountains to catch our clouds) so we got less rain, but it was a respectable 3/4-inch just the same. The rain barrel (formerly “the green bin” which I no longer need because I use all our greenwaste for compost or mulch) is full of rainwater, as our several five gallon buckets and other containers.

    Anyway, absolutely lovely, as always. I could look at photos of your garden every single day.

  13. Jonathan says:

    I am very impressed with your site and all that you have accomplished. I am very new to this and I am trying to do as much research as I can before I transform the plot of land in my backyard into a functional self-sustaining vegetable and fruit garden that can be rotated and produce a good yield every year.

    Is there any way I can get suggestions on how to plan my urban garden. I am nervouse about starting something that is not going to be effective and effecient. Any suggestions would be helpful. I can send pics of my yard and speak more on detail about what I want to accomplish. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  14. Jonathan says:

    I am very impressed with your site and all that you have accomplished. I am very new to this and I am trying to do as much research as I can before I transform the plot of land in my backyard into a functional self-sustaining vegetable and fruit garden that can be rotated and produce a good yield every year.

    Is there any way I can get suggestions on how to plan my urban garden. I am nervouse about starting something that is not going to be effective and effecient. Any suggestions would be helpful. I can send pics of my yard and speak more on detail about what I want to accomplish. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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